close
WARNINGS FOR SMALL CRAFT AND HIGH SURF DISCONTINUED… SEA BATHERS WARNING REMAINS IN PLACE

WARNINGS FOR SMALL CRAFT AND HIGH SURF DISCONTINUED… SEA BATHERS WARNING REMAINS IN PLACE

January 31, 2018975Views

31st January 2018- The Antigua and Meteorological Services have discontinued small craft and high surf warnings for the British Virgin Islands however, swells/waves could peak to near 2.1m or 7ft at times. Therefore, a caution is in effect for small craft operators and for sea bathers a warning is effect for breaking swells on the coast of the islands.

Atlantic high pressure will continue to dominate the atmosphere over the Northeast Caribbean for the next day and hence with little available moisture and instability, the chance of significant shower activity will remain at about 30 percent tomorrow.

However, some moisture and instability associated with a weak trough moving into the area on Friday and Saturday will increase the chance of showers. Thereafter, another dry and cool airmass moving over the area will limit shower activity.

Winds: A NE-ENE and gentle to moderate wind flow will prevail throughout the forecast period. Speeds could peak to near 16 knots or 30 km/h across some of the islands.

Please visit DDM’s website at bviddm.com and subscribe and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/bvi.ddm for regular updates.

Disclaimer: The Department of Disaster Management (DDM) is not an official Meteorological Office. The Information disseminated by the Department is gathered from a number of professional sources used or contracted by the DDM to provide such information. This information is to be used as a guide by anyone who has interest in local weather conditions. By no means can the DDM or the BVI Government be held accountable by anyone who uses this information appropriately for legal evidence or in justification of any decision which may result in the loss of finances, property or life.